Conventional green wisdom used to be that recycling was one of the best things you could do for the planet — you’d be keeping trash out of landfills, using items made from old materials, and trimming your waste all at once. But these days we know that recycling has its own footprint: It requires energy to breakdown and repurpose the original material, and the resulting product is often a blend of post-consumer and brand-new substances.
Learn ways to pre-cycle at the above link.
1. Buy in Bulk
2. Ditch disposables
4. Think Outside the Kitchen
5. Stop Getting Junk Mail
6. Read mags and newspapers online
7. Make Your Own
- 7 Easy Ways to Celebrate America Recycles Day (earth911.com)
- Walmart to Sell Pet Products Made of Upcycled Waste (greenbiz.com)